February 17, 2011
Page 57 Book 5: Malevolent Machinations
He’s gonna be A-Orc-Kay.
So Orc society at large has an problem. It is, essentially, racist. It isn’t that they dislike other races, just when they interbreed with Orcs, because for them that is polluting their genepool and, whilst they don’t consider themselves superior (survival of the fittest), means breeding weaknesses into their race.
Consequently, Kragh is mistreated on a daily basis, and his father (and his mother had she survived) was exiled to prevent his blood and ideas mixing further into Orc society.
This covers issues of racism and bullying and equality, so for me Kragh’s situation covers a few areas of my own life. Namely, the eleven-odd years I spent being bullied on a daily basis without even the slightest clue why I was the target of such hatred.
Kragh is being given an opportunity that very few victims of group hatred and hate crimes get handed to them: He is being given the chance to stop it.
And if he’s every bit the man Lyinginbedmon thinks he truly is, he’ll make sure half-Orcs get just as much hatred and villainy as every other part of Orc society.